Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2013

Keywords

legal education, legal profession

Abstract

The law clinic has become an increasingly important part of legal education, giving students the opportunity to learn practical skills as well as to internalize core legal values. Pedagogical concerns preclude clinics from letting fear of criticism drive decisions about how they represent clients. The legal profession's idealistic aspirations pose challenges, and political attacks have answered clinicians' efforts to live up to these aspirations. An error underlies such attacks, however: holding lawyers responsible for their clients' legal positions despite the profession's duty to ensure that such positions get a fair hearing.

Journal

43 Environmental Law Reporter 10039 (2013).

Disciplines

Legal Education | Legal Profession

Recommended Citation

43 Environmental Law Reporter 10039 (2013).